ARCHBISHOP’S MESSAGE: Church and nation building

As Catholics, we have every reason to celebrate, because the Church has been instrumental to the growth and development of Singapore. From education to healthcare, she has not only founded institutions that have helped to springboard us from a backwater slum to the first world country that we are today, but more importantly, she has [...]

Archbishop William sends condolences to PM Lee & family

Dear Prime Minister and Mrs Lee,The Roman Catholic Church in Singapore and I are with you in your pain as you mourn the loss of your beloved father and father-in-law.Your father was not only a great statesman. He was also a good and upright man who lived passionately his calling in life, which was to [...]

Invitation to fast on Fridays for the New Evangelisation

My dear Reverend Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, Since I assumed the office of Archbishop of Singapore, I have shared with you my 10-year vision for the Archdiocese and for our people. I have spoken many times on the urgency of the New Evangelisation, which is a call to all Catholics to renew [...]

Archbishop’s Lenten Message: Mercy in the city

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Advancement in science and modern technology has led to breakthrough discoveries and improvement in many spheres of our lives. We know more about the universe than we have ever known before. Modern medicine has made it possible for people to live longer, look ageless and even replace parts of [...]

Archbishop’s homily during Opening Mass for Year Of Consecrated Life

Opening Mass For Year Of Consecrated Life 29-NOV-2014SCRIPTURE READINGS: ZECHARIAH 2:14-17; MATTHEW 12:46-50 THEME:  REDISCOVERING OUR JOY OF CONSECRATION TO THE LORD Today, the world has lost direction, meaning and purpose.  This is a fragmented world we are living in as we lack common values and the foundations for building unity.  This is because the [...]

Archbishop’s Advent message 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,“Adventus” is the Latin translation of the Greek Word “Parousia” – The Lord is coming. The First Coming of Christ has historically passed and Advent prepares us for the Second Coming of Christ. However, we must first receive Christ in His First Coming at Christmas, if we are to be [...]